Last week I had the pleasure of experiencing the new winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club and it blew me away. I loved last years menu which was hearty and delicious, but with this years menu chef Wesley Randles knocked it out the park. I’m not sure if its because he’s been to Bali three times this year and is only just back from his recent trip, but the Asian flavours that peppered the dishes are inspired


The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

You feel like you step back in time when you dine at The Shortmarket Club and the stylish interiors and dark leather fittings make it extremely cosy in winter too. 

This is what the menu was all about:

*We were treated to two amuse bouche that is not on the Prix Fixe menu and the springbok tartare was one of the best dishes I’ve eaten this year. Watch this space because I’m planning on making it soon

Amuse Bouche:

Cape Bream Sashimi – coconut tigers milk dressing, peanut and lemongrass sambal and fresh persimmon
Springbok Tartare – Ponzu and walnut dressing, raw endive, frozen parmesan

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

Starter

Sambal Matah Tuna belly – sambal oelek, basil, hot coconut oil and freshly squeezed lime juice (the final presentation of this dish is done at the table to create some theatre. 

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

Main

Local ethically sourced fish – Lemon  and tarragon veloute, fried pannise, smoked mussel aioli, green bulgur wheat

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

Dessert

Strawberries and cream – Strawberries marinated in rose and Darjeeling, vanilla sabayon, raspberry granita and meringue shards.

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

The Shortmarket Club which is one of the few top-end dining restaurants in the city centre It was also placed at number eight in the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, the most prestigious restaurant awards in the country.

The three-course Prix Fixe Winter Lunch Menu at The Shortmarket Club is priced at R280 per person or R380 per person including a carafe of wine. It is available at lunchtime only, Monday to Saturday, until the end of September 2018.

The Shortmarket Club is located at 88 Shortmarket Street and is open for lunch and dinner daily (closed Sundays).

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

Chef Wesley Randles, The Shortmarket Club, Cape Town

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

The winter Prix Fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club

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